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Energized about conversations regarding the role of the public university, I find myself reflecting on the role of institutions of higher education more broadly, and commitments to postsecondary access, diversity, and inclusion. There are currently 3,026 four-year degree-granting institutions in the United States. Amongst these institutions are minority-serving institutions (historically black college and universities and Hispanic serving institutions), women’s colleges, small liberal arts colleges, work colleges, and public research institutions to name a few.
Recently, I attended an event hosted by the Arizona Community Foundation, the Center for the Future of Arizona and Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council that featured Dr. Robert Putnam, Harvard professor and author of several books including Bowling Alone and Better Together. In his presentation, Dr.
Imagine you are a young African student accepted for a full-ride scholarship to study at a university. Your selection was prompted by your passion to change the continent in which you were born. At the end of your time in school, you will be one of several thousand students who can call themselves a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and you will be charged to positively impact Africa by making a difference in your field, be it health, engineering or political science. What resources would you need to be successful?
A few weeks ago, ASU entrepreneurs and innovators joined the Edson team on a party bus and tour all of the premier co-working spaces, incubators, and accelerator spaces throughout the Valley. In one day we toured greater metro Phoenix in an attempt to learn about all the exciting spaces looking to support innovation and entrepreneurship in a variety of ways.
What did you do your final week of 9th grade? Maybe you celebrated the end of the dreaded standardized testing or maybe you daydreamed about waking up late and spending your days by the pool doing nothing.
About Mentorship Meetup
Mentorship Meetup supports student entrepreneurs by connecting them with industry and entrepreneurship experts. As a community, we can nurture students’ ambitions to cultivate innovative ideas and ventures in the Phoenix metro region.
We’ve all said it. Ok, if we haven’t said it, we’ve certainly thought it. Very loudly in our heads. And with facial expression, perhaps.
“If I were in charge I would…If I had that much money I would…If I were president I would…” It’s a useless phrase, but this fact doesn’t seem to slow us down in the saying of it. We would change the world itself. Yes, save the children, end the wars, grow more trees. If only we had the power to do so.